HarrisonParrott is delighted to welcome conductor Kahchun Wong to its roster for general management. The Singaporean conductor first came to international attention as the winner of the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in 2016 following in the footsteps of Gustavo Dudamel, and since then, he has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting conductors of his generation with a wide range of repertoire.
Kahchun Wong recently completed his final season as Nürnberger Symphoniker’s Chief Conductor. He continues his tenure as Principal Guest Conductor for Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, before taking up the position of Chief Conductor from the 2023/24 season. In the same season, he will be ‘focus-artist’ at Dresdner Philharmonie where he also conducts the season opening.
Wong has conducted some of the most distinguished international orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Dresdner Philharmonie, Bamberger Symphoniker, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, Calgary Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony, Guangzhou Symphony, and National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) Orchestra in Beijing.
Highlights of 2022/23 include re-engagements with Seattle Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Osaka Philharmonic, Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, Kyushu Symphony and Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra. The season also includes debuts with the Hallé Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra and Taipei Chinese Orchestra.
Wong believes in the power of music to inspire young musicians and foster their growth, mirroring his own journey as a musician from a young Southeast Asian country. In 2016, he co-founded ‘Project Infinitude’ with Marina Mahler, the granddaughter of Gustav Mahler.